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Nia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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About Nia

What is Nia?

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

How does Nia work?

Nia draws from Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. Stiff beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt Nia to meet their needs by choosing from three intensity levels. Consecutive trainings collectively explore 52 principles for personal enrichment and professional development. Read testimonials from people of all ages, backgrounds and locations.

Why was Nia created?

Nia’s purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life – by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. With the right tools and education, we can increase our confidence and happiness. We can become connected to others to shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own. Together we will unearth possibilities never before imagined.

Our Classes

Rebecca Narva

Classic Nia Class

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3:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 3:30pm

Cost

Please check with Suzanne at Blue Deer Yoga for prices.

203-518-9642.

Notes About This Class

This is an hour and a half classic Nia class that will give us the time to fully warm up with 2-4 songs, then dance with more intensity and then take the time for a full cool down with floor work that includes  strengthening, the five stages of development, deep stretches and some grounding breathwork.  All levels of fitness are welcome and every student is encouraged to adjust the class to her individual body,s needs and condition,  My goal is to provide a playful and expressively rich experience with musical and movement variety, and at the same time we will touch basic  fitness goals of strength, agility, mobility, stability and flexibility.  Bring water, bring a friend, get ready to laugh, to feel power, to taste stillness and deep relaxation, all part of our bodies' awesome  gift: The Joy Of Movement.

Rebecca Narva

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

1926 Greentree Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, USA

Cost

Drop in classes for $13

5 class card for 6'weeks - $50

10 class card for 10 weeks - $90

Ask for student and senior rates.

Notes About This Class

This will be a Classic Nia Class, appropriate for both  beginners and experienced Nia students.  We will focus on your experience of your body to access the delight, and healing health that  shows up when you PLAY DEEP and FOLLOW YOUR JOY.  We will sample the routines from more than 35 years of creativity always with the goal of liberating our passionate  aliveness through movement and music.  And the opportunity to build greater fitness is present in every class so that when you are ready, you can go deeper into strength, cardio health, flexibility, and agility.  Come and discover that you are a dancer exactly as you are right now, and then let the doors of expression open even further on your limitless possibilities.  FUN. SWEAT. BLISS.

Rebecca Narva

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 11:30am

Location

1926 Greentree Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, USA

Cost

See website information

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia for beginners and experienced students. One hour class with focus on play, fun, relaxation and self-expssion. 

Rebecca Narva

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

1324 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Cost

Drop in is $7.

Notes About This Class

 This is a classic Nia class offering the 52 moves and the wonderful ecclectic music from selected Nia routines. Beginners are welcomes to come and discover new levels of physical and mental health through the Joy of Movement. Martial Arts, Dance and Healing Arts all blend into an expressive, fun and deeply satisfying movement experience that honors your body's movement needs and fitness level whether you are seeking gentle movement or a hard core workout experience. Nia replenishes in so many ways. You can Lighten your mood, refresh your energy. and safely  tone and strengthen your muscular and cardiovascular systems while having a blast. 

Denise Gilchrist

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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

301 Hendricks Ave, Exton, PA 19341, USA

Cost

6 classes for $59.00

To register visit:  www.chestercountynightschool.org

Notes About This Class

Fall Class Schedule:  Wednesday Evenings from 10/7/15 to 11/11/15

Lisa Zahren

Classic Nia Class

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8:45am

Day: Monday

Time: 8:45am

Location

601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA

Cost

Class is $10 drop-in. A class card is $90 for 10 classes and usually expires in 3-4 months. Ask me about the details. 

Notes About This Class

I am particularly drawn to the healing elements of Nia, working on aligning the body, noticing our habits and making tweaks. Come start your Monday morning off with some Nia!

Lisa Zahren

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA

Cost

Classes for January are $10 drop-in. Starting January 29th, my next series through Mt Airy Learning Tree will begin. Register here!

Notes About This Class

This class is a perfect introduction to the practice of Nia. For the course, we will explore music and choreography at a gentle pace to train our bodies to move with ease while sweating, building strength and cardiovascular endurance. 

Lisa Zahren

Classic Nia Class

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1:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 1:00pm

Location

4100 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Cost

This is a free class for people whose lives are affected by cancer.   

Notes About This Class

This is a gentle Nia class with a focus on mindfulness and playfulness. The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia offers a wide range of classes, support groups, and services for former or current cancer patients, their families and caregivers.

I also offer a monthly workshop at the Cancer Support Community's location at Gilda's Club in Warminster. These are generally held the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 am.

To learn more, visit the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia's website

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